Los Angeles Rams quarterback John Wolford was taken from Seattle’s Lumen Field in an ambulance on Saturday after he appeared to suffer a blow to the head from the shoulder of Seahawks safety Jamal Adams.
Wolford went to a hospital as a precautionary measure. Rams coach Sean McVay said Wolford checked out fine and that he returned in time to take part in the locker room celebration after the team’s 30-20 win in the NFC wild-card playoff game.
“I think it was really just a stinger,” McVay said. “He definitely seemed good.”
Wolford, who got the start over Jared Goff, was injured on a 2-yard designed run with 5:40 to play in the first quarter. Rams doctors immediately tended to Wolford and walked him into the locker room, then Goff entered the game.
Wolford was later seen walking into an ambulance that was parked just off the field.
Goff was the only active backup available, with Blake Bortles on the inactive list.
It was Wolford’s first NFL playoff appearance and his second career start, after he led the Rams to an 18-7 home victory over the Arizona Cardinals in Week 17 to clinch a playoff berth. He passed for 231 yards with an interception and also rushed for 56 yards on six carries against the Cards.
Goff underwent thumb surgery on his throwing hand on Dec. 28 and was inactive for Week 17. He was listed as a limited participant in practice, but he told reporters on Thursday that his thumb felt good.
The Rams and Seahawks split the regular-season series.